Missouri Takes First Steps Towards Parenting Equality for Men
In the gynocentric legal system of Anglo America, women reign supreme when it comes to custody just as they do when it comes to the ability to enslave their spouse with forced wealth transfers such as child support and alimony. The state of Missouri is courageously taking the first tentative steps towards eliminating this sexist preference for women and the ensuing police state that enforces it. The Missouri legislature overwhelmingly passed a new “shared parenting” law which would make equal time between parents the norm for joint custody cases. The bill now heads to Governor Jay Nixon’s desk for a signature.
It’s unclear exactly how the law will impact the child support sytem, but this is at least a small step towards eliminating the indentured servitude foisted upon men by the Draconian family court system. The current system reduces men to nothing more than sperm donors who have to write checks every month, while mothers dangle children over fathers’ heads, using them as thumbscrews to get what they want out of the court system and men. The bill calls for “approximate and reasonably equal time” between parents because children need “substantial, frequent, continuing and meaningful” contact with both parents, not just mom. This will help end mistreatment of fathers.
Further reforms are desperately needed as loving but broke fathers are often heartlessly tossed into jail for the inability to come up with a $500 payment every month, a payment that women never have to demonstrate is being spent solely for the benefit of the child. Even the lamestream, legacy media realize the positive impacts of eliminating such a system, which essentially turns children into collateral instead of human beings that need both a mom and dad. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported:
Without this bill, the children of Missouri will continue to suffer as a result of the broken, antiquated family court system. To put this into perspective, consider that, according to federal statistics, children raised by single parents are significantly at risk of dropping out of school, landing in prison, developing psychological issues and drug addiction, and committing suicide.
Research shows children who are raised in a nuclear family (mother, father, and children) statistically have the best outcomes on every measurable indicator. In short, shared parenting is about empowering both fathers and children, rather than viewing men as primitive beasts who do not need to see their kids and take part in their lives beyond financing them. There is very little criticism that can be offered for this approach, which gives men the opportunity to make important differences and offer important guidance in their children’s lives. Across the pond in Europe, this approach has been well-known for quite some time, as Malin Bergstrom of the Centre for Health Equity Studies is Stockholm tells us:
We think that having everyday contact with both parents seems to be more important, in terms of stress, than living in two different homes. It may be difficult to keep up on engaged parenting if you only see your child every second weekend.
Pushing fathers to the side was a gross injustice of the old system, and that is why reform is needed not just in Missouri but nationwide.
Reform to End Misandry
Currently, 20 state legislatures are considering reforms to the laws that currently enshrine female parenting privilege. The reforms are only the first chapter in the removal of misandry from the family court system and Anglo culture in general. Bitter custody battles benefit lawyers far more than they do parents and children. Shared parenting allows families to heal after a relationship or marriage ends, and allows men to help raise their children as they see fit, rather than being turned into a parents-by-proxy, who only fund the lifestyle the mother sees fit for the child. Parent Herald shows us how the law also requires judges to have a preference for shared parenting rather than single parent custody.
- It creates guidelines for parenting plans that “maximize to the highest degree the amount of time the child may spend with each parent.”
- It requires courts to disclose why shared parenting wasn’t awarded if another arrangement is ordered; It requires courts to provide written findings and conclusions in a custody case, which makes the case appealable if a party disagrees with judgement.
- Specifies that courts can’t “presume that a parent, solely because of his or her sex, is more qualified than the other parent.”
- Prohibits local courts from establishing their own rules, such as having a default parenting plan.
In addition to parenting organizations giving reforms such as these a big thumbs up, the Catholic Church also said shared parenting is best for children. Dads Divorce reported the conclusions of sociologists who put the current arrangement of the mother holding all the cards in custody cases under the microscope:
- When a father has too little parenting time with his child, it creates a long-term risk in the physical and mental health of the child.
- Children and noncustodial dads want more time together.
- Even if a divorced dad and mom have frequent conflict with each other over parenting and other issues regarding their child, the child is better off spending as much time as possible with both parents.
- Shared parenting is the best child custody arrangement for the child – even if the parents have frequent conflict.
Everyone involved in the current system will have to be re-educated with these facts, as will feminists. The days of female privilege when it comes to children are over. Fathers are just as important to the well-being of their children as mothers. Shared parenting is a start, but child support reforms are needed and will also help remove the incentive for gold diggers to take advantage of unwitting men as Kanye West pointed out in his hit song. (Kanye then went on a married a gold digger, discrediting him, but the song still makes a valid point.)
She got one of your kids, got you for 18 years, I know somebody paying child support for one of his kids, His baby mamma car and crib is bigger than his, You will see him on TV any given Sunday, Win the Super Bowl and drive off in a Hyundai, She was supposed to buy your shorty TYCO with your money, She went to the doctor got lipo with your money…
Just as the lyrics describe, I have personally witnessed many cases in which child support money was at least partially funding a lifestyle of materialism for the mother, rather than a quality life for the children.
If feminists truly believe in equality, and believe nobody should have the upper hand in a relationship or in decisions that affect children that are genetically equal parts mother and father, this reform should be applauded. Child support needs to be seen as the slavery it is, ended immediately, and in the days of the Strong, Independent Woman™ that Don’t Need a Man™ alimony and all other forms of wealth transfer from men to women must also end. Women must assume personal responsibility and stop pleading for the courts to save them from bad life decisions.
Measures like shared parenting are also applaudable in that the remove the gargantuan government from peoples’ lives once the divorce or custody case is over. Next, the legal system should no longer subject men to extortion and imprisonment by the child support system. I know from personal experience you can’t buy good parenting for children. Beyond covering necessities, the best things in life are free.
Now, if Missouri and other states will take the next step and eliminate slavery for men, we might be getting somewhere.
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